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Chechen leader screams at soccer ref

Updated: March 18, 2013, 4:13 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov has apologized for screaming at a soccer referee over a stadium loudspeaker.

The leader of the Russian province, who has repeatedly accused of human rights abuses, was furious Sunday after Terek Grozny captain Rizvan Utsiev was dismissed for a bad challenge.

As the referee showed Utsiev a second yellow card, Kadyrov grabbed a microphone and shouted, "The ref's been bought off! You're an ass!" His voice boomed across the stadium.

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